Nasheman Weekly, the country’s largest selling Urdu weekly today completes 53 years of glorious publication, establishing a new benchmark in Urdu journalism.
Founded in 1962 by the late Usman Asad, Nasheman currently has a circulation of over 1.20 lac; a feat hardly matched by any other Urdu publication in India.
Nasheman, an Urdu word for ‘nest’, garnered a legendary status among our readers from the very onset. With popular weekly columns like ‘Thapdakhen’ (slaps or smacks), the paper depicts the prevalent social and political conditions of the times in the most starkest terms. Such is Nasheman’s popularity, that it is bought by one, sold to another for double the price, and then sold again to triple the price.
The paper is circulated not only in India but also abroad, copies of it are shipped to UAE, Saudi Arabia and many other countries.
Although, we ceased publishing for a short period, the paper was revived with renewed vigour in January 2014 by the founder’s son, Rizwan Asad.
Under his current editorship, we have remained true to our essence. We still are the staunchest critique of socio-political inequities, we still are the largest selling Urdu weekly in the country.
The year 2014, also saw Nasheman venture into the world of online journalism, with the daily online English edition, which explores news and analysis from an independent, alternative perspective. We would be also starting a print edition in English in the coming months.
On our editor’s behalf, we would like to thank all our readers, staff members and everyone of those, who have been part of this soulful journey.